Top 5 Worst Fan Bases (unbiased)

This following blog will be completely unbiased. By worst, I mean the most jackasses and unreasonable fans.

5.) Boston Sports Fans – People who are Celtics, Patriots and Red Sox fans all in one are completely intolerable. They’ve never struggled for long enough even to know what struggling is like. They’ve basically been in every championship for my entire life. If Boston sports ever start to struggle you might as well assume that Boston is going to burn to the ground because no Boston fan will have ever experienced losing long term. I respect Boston Fans for how much pride they have, but god damn this is an annoying group of humans.

4.) New York Yankee Fans – Not much writing that needs to be said to prove they belong on this list. The picture below of these white trash gentlemen tells us all we need to know about this fanbase.

3.) SEC Football Fans – NOW THESE FUCKING LUNATICS. SEC fans are a special breed of humans. They’re the only fanbase in the world that will defend a rival just because they’re playing someone from a different conference. INSANE. The craziest part is minus Alabama and Georgia, the rest of the SEC loses to any good team they ever play. The fact that anyone cares enough about a CONFERENCE enough to defend it at all costs is just mind-boggling.

2.) Ohio State Fans – THE Ohio State fans. THE pro-women beaters. THE fans who thought Ohio State was going to make the playoffs after losing to Purdue by 29. THE fans who think Ryan Day is going to be as good of a recruiter as a coach who has won 3 National Titles. THE fans who thought JT Barett was a good quarterback. THE fans who call Ohio State DBU but they can’t defend a pass to save their life. Okay, I’m done.

1.) BRONsexuals – This group is unique. I have zero respect for this fanbase, let’s make that clear. ZERO. The worst part is that number 2 on this list directly ties into number 1 because LeBron said that he would have gone to Ohio State??? We don’t really believe that he wasn’t going to go to Duke, right? He said he wants his son to go to Duke, but he was going to go to Ohio State. Get real. But that’s what is so special about this group; they act completely stupid when it comes to arguing anything about LeBron. NBA fans like myself can’t even enjoy LeBron’s play because all his fans shove it down your throat. He’s a good player but his fans fucking suck. The moment I knew that the BRONsexuals became a problem is when people were defending his “crab dribble,” a blatant travel. If you are going to defend fake basketball moves for a guy, then you will do anything for him. Congrats to the BRONsexuals for getting first for once and they won’t even have to explain why they’re best because I ranked them number 1.

 

All angry readers, please remember that this was made with an unbiased opinion.

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Pacers Potential Offseason Free Agency Moves

Will the Indiana Pacers win the 2018-19 championship? Not a fucking chance. Can they compete at the highest level? Absolutely. The Indiana Pacers have no chance of signing an already developed superstar. (in all honesty, I thought if we made a push for Paul George then we could maybe swing him but no one would get on my #BringBackPG13 train.) The Pacers can win 55 games, and we still know that it would take a miracle to beat Boston. What does Indiana have on their side? A TON of cap space. There are a lot of moves this offseason that the Pacers should take a chance at, let’s dig into them.

Free Agents for the Pacers :

Julius Randle PF – 16.1ppg 8.0rpg 2.6apg

I love this fit for the Pacers. I feel like Julius Randle fits what the Pacers are looking for in a PF. Julius not being able to shoot isn’t an issue to me even the slightest. If they do take the route of signing Julius Randle, then they have to make sure they either draft/sign more shooters for this roster. Bojan and Oladipo can’t be the only capable shooters off of a Randle drive. Most Pacers fans may disagree, but I don’t believe in the starting two center theory with Sabonis and Turner. If the Pacers have the chance to pull the trigger on Randle at a reasonable price, (which I know is going to be high), then I think they should do it. He’s the perfect replacement for Thad Young.

Jabari Parker PF/SF – 12.6ppg 4.9rpg 1.9apg 

People aren’t talking about this one because it’s a little crazy, but hear me out. I still believe if Jabari can stay on the court, then he is a tremendous talent, that’s a big what if. Jabari didn’t fit into what the Bucks were doing anymore when he came back last season. Jabari would provide the Pacers with a better shooting PF if that’s the route they’re going to take, with even some lineups he can play SF. The only reason I would want the Pacers to take a chance here is if 1) he can pass a physical 2) they get him for dirt cheap on a two year deal with a team option for the 2nd year. Jabari has something left in the tank; he has to stay on the court to prove it.

Will Barton SG/SF – 15.7ppg 5.0rpg 4.1apg 

Pacers need to talk first and pull the trigger on Will Barton before someone else can. The Pacers are missing a Will Barton style player and whose better at being the “Will Barton” style player other than Will Barton? I believe this signing helps Bojan tremendously. I know it doesn’t make sense for a team to sign a player to play some of your minutes, and it benefits you, but in this case, I think it does. Bojan is a good role player for the Pacers, what the Pacers lacked was not having a role player that could make up for Bojan on bad shooting nights. A role player isn’t going to play 82 good games, that isn’t how they work, but if you have two similar role players, then you can hope in a majority of the 82 games one of them shoots half ass at least. Then when they’re on, on the same night, then the other team is in trouble from the start. GR3 didn’t provide this for the Pacers like they originally hoped. Just a personal preference, I think Bojan would be a tremendous 6th man.

JJ Redick SG – 17.1ppg 2.5rpg 3.0apg 

This would be a weird fit but I think I can talk myself into it. This whole signing only works if they sign a PF. No Circumstance does this work with Sabonis and Turner on the court at the same time. The starting lineup would have to be without a true point guard. Vic would have to step up his playmaking ability. Oladipo, Redick, Bojan, ________, Turner/Sabonis would have to be your lineup almost unless you could talk Redick into being a bench player, doubtful since he’s in his prime. The Pacers would have to fly around defensively and beat everyone with the shooting. I love Redick and would love to have him as a bench player doesn’t seem like something he would sign up for right now, but it could always be worth a call.

Marcus Smart SG/PG – 10.2ppg 3.5rpg 4.8apg 

This signing would allow the Pacers to be one of the best crunch time perimeter defending teams in the league. Being able to have a lineup with Smart, Lance, and Oladipo in the game to get a stop is something that I can get behind. Marcus Smart is a glue guy, Lance and Marcus together is literally super glue. The thought of those two on the court together at the same time already makes me feel horrible for the other team having to deal with them both, and those two would fall in love with each other’s shenanigans. Marcus Smart seems like a player the Pacers really should pursue because I think he fits what the Pacers are trying to do but I’m not too sure the Celtics are going to let him walk.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG/SF – 13.4ppg 5.2rpg 2.2apg 

KCP is the definition of 3-and-D guy. After getting paid the way he did last offseason, and there are a lot better free agents this offseason I see KCP taking a major pay cut. His style of play fits the Pacers, and I think he can start alongside Oladipo and provide defense and floor spacing. He isn’t anything special; he is literally a 3-and-D guy. KCP is a personal preference; you are either for it or against, there will not be much in-between when it comes to him.

Wayne Ellington SG – 11.2ppg 2.8rpg 1.0apg 

He fits with what the Pacers have, but you won’t be signing a starter. Wayne Ellington can be a very crucial part of your bench if the Pacers decide Bojan should start. Ellington is a good shooter and can provide shooting during slumps. He shoots well, and he shoots often. I can’t tell you I’m sold on his defensive ability, I think with this signing you need to know you’re signing a shooter.

Luc Mbah a Moute SF/PF – 7.5ppg 3.0rpg 0.9apg 1.2spg 

The Pacers need to be 100% sure when signing Mbah a Moute that they’re not overpaying. He isn’t worth much, but what he does provide is Oladipo a break on defense, and he will space the floor slightly. Not a horrible shooter but not someone who is going to kill you either. Mbah a Moute to me is a last resort type of player. You know exactly what you’re getting when you sign Mbah a Moute. If the Pacers end up having to sign Mbah a Moute instead of other guys, then we failed. If we sign him cheap with other guys then I find that a win.

Joe Harris SG/SF – 10.8ppg 3.3rpg 1.6apg 

Joe Harris can’t be your sought-after player, but he can be a beautiful piece in a pool of players. If the Pacers go expensive on someone, then I would enjoy seeing a Joe Harris signing also to close up free agency. The kid is an excellent shooter, he started to develop last year, and he’s a very under the radar guy. Joe Harris can provide some real shooting off the bench which is something the Pacers could use. I also really like the fit with Joe Harris, he fits the “overlooked players” shadow that the Pacers have going on.

 

Is Trae Young Worthy of the #1 Pick??

The most electric player in college basketball since Jimmer Fredette (who was the 10th pick of the 2011 draft). Trae Young an absolute electric factory. The true freshmen averaging 29.1pts 10.1ast and 3.8rebs a game at the age of 19. Everyone comparing him to Steph Curry because of the way he plays. Constantly hitting 3’s that most people wouldn’t even attempt. But the big question, is he worth the first pick? My opinion yes and no. Seems like I’m taking the easy way out there but I’m actually not. We are just going to base this off of the bottom 5 teams in the league because we never know who is going to get the 1st pick but I would really hope he goes in the top 5.

Atlanta Hawks – If I am the Atlanta Hawks, I truly would not draft Trae Young. They have the young Dennis Schroder. They wouldn’t benefit as much off of Trae Young as they would someone like Marvin Bagley. If they did draft him, I wouldn’t be surprised but it would be a better option to not draft him.

Orlando Magic – IF I AM THE ORLANDO MAGIC, I DON’T EVEN THINK TWICE. I WON’T EVEN WASTE ANYONES TIME ON DRAFT NIGHT TRAE YOUNG WILL BE MINE. This of all the shitty teams in the NBA this is by far my favorite fit for Trae Young. Also if I am Trae Young this is where I would want to play. Why the Magic are bad I’m not even sure. Their roster really isn’t that bad. Trae Young would look good in blue.

Sacramento Kings – This would be the hardest decision of all the teams. This truly depends on if you want to try to play two point guards or if you believe one of your talented young bigs actually pan out. (I don’t think there is a fucking chance they do) If I am the Kings, I think I pass on Trae Young and draft Marvin Bagley. Having a 1-2 piece of Bagley and Fox sounds a lot better than a 1-2 piece of Fox and Young. That would be a horrendous team defensively if they drafted Young.

Memphis Grizzlies – This is also tough. You have Mike Conley but do you really believe in Mike Conley at this point? Truly if I am the Grizzlies on draft night I trade Mike Conley and draft Trae Young. It is time for the Grizzlies to just blow it all up. They were like right there for so long but we knew they weren’t actual contenders. It is time to just blow it the fuck up. Draft Trae Young this year suck next year and draft another talented player early in the draft. Memphis it is time to just trust the process.

Los Angeles Lakers – If I am the Lakers, I would see what it would take to make Lonzo a shooting guard instead of a point guard and then I would draft Trae Young. LeBron is coming to town this off-season anyways so zero reason to draft a forward. Based on trades in the past there is a good chance the Lakers won’t even have this pick. If they didn’t pick Trae Young then I don’t know who they would pick. I don’t think the Lakers will take this pick.

These are the 5 favorites to have the top pick. Trae Young is electic and he has the talent to contribute immediately but he isn’t the kind of player that you select 1st pick no matter what. He needs to fit your roster for it to work. He isn’t worth in most situations to just blow your team up.

Time to Eliminate NBA All-Star Fan Voting.

With the new vote count among Eastern Conference guards, it has become clear that fan voting has turned into a popularity contest. I could go on and talk about why Ben Simmons isn’t a top 3 guard in the East, but I’m going to dismiss that for now. Dwyane Wade and Isaiah Thomas are actually in the top 10. Yes, I already checked if you were wondering, this is indeed the voting for this year. Dwyane Wade, who doesn’t start, and Isaiah Thomas, who has played 3 games, are ahead of Bradley Beal. I honestly don’t give a shit about Bradley Beal, but he sure as hell deserves to be in the all-star game above those two, as he averages almost 24 ppg. Unfortunately, most of the fan voting occurs on social media, which allows people to simply retweet to vote for undeserving players. Obviously, there are more Cavs fans due to LeBron James and their recent dominance of the Eastern Conference than there are fans of Bradley Beal.

The fans have officially made a joke out of what it means to be an all-star in the NBA. Luckily, fan vote does not solely determine who makes the all-star game. There is plenty wrong with the current vote count, and if this is any reflection of who ends up making it, things are going to get bad for the NBA. It’s time for the NBA to realize fans can’t even handle the ability to vote for players that deserve all-star status.

And also, if you think Ben Simmons is a top 3 guard in the East, please seek help.

A Way to Early Look at the 2018 NBA Playoffs

Knowing that the NBA playoffs ended last month and free agency isn’t even completely over, would it even be a blog if we didn’t start talking about the 2018 playoffs?

Western Conference

  1. Golden State Warriors – No reasoning needed.
  2. San Antonio Spurs – I don’t believe anyone in the West improved enough to take the 2 spot over the Spurs.
  3. Oklahoma City Thunder – With the addition of Paul George and the resigning of Roberson I see the Thunder as one of the best defensive teams in the NBA. Oh yeah, and they have Russell Westbrook still.
  4. Minnesota Timberwolves – I think with trade for Jimmy Butler losing potentially nothing and the signings of Jeff Teague and Taj Gibson. I think the Wolves win 20 more games moving them up to 4th in the West this year.
  5. Houston Rockets – I think with the addition of Chris Paul the Rockets became worse simply because there is only one basketball and now two ball dominant guards.. Also they’re trying to trade for Melo???? Reminder Houston: 1 BALL.
  6. Portland Trailblazers – Lillard and McCollum are just amazing. Nurkic stays healthy averaging 15pts 10rebs 3ast and 2blks. I think they have a bright future. Even though I think the Zach Collins pick was awful. I believe they got a steal in Caleb Swanigan in the draft.
  7. Los Angeles Clippers – The Clippers became drastically worse this off season but I still don’t see them falling out of the playoffs. (assuming Blake is healthy which is a long shot) I believe in the Chris Paul trade they received enough to keep themselves in the playoffs.
  8. Denver Nuggets – Jokic is arguably the most interesting player in the NBA. Pair him along side Paul Milsap and I see the Nuggets in the playoffs. The only thing that troubles me about the Nuggets is they have way to many “bigs” who deserve to play and not enough guards.

Eastern Conference

  1. Boston Celtics – The Celtics have something to prove after signing Hayward. Also they drafted Jayson Tatum and if you’ve watched summer league wow! That kid can play.
  2. Cleveland Cavaliers – Easy as this they have LeBron. The only reason they’re not the 1st seed because LeBron takes 3-4 games off a month and their bench is horrendous.
  3. Milwaukee Bucks – I believe this year the Bucks make the jump from the 6th seed all the way up to the 3 seed. Jabari is going to stay healthy and be one of the top scorers in the whole Eastern Conference. Also don’t forget they have Giannis.
  4. Washington Wizards – They ultimately gain nothing and lose nothing this off season so I like the Wizards staying here at 4.
  5.  Toronto Raptors – The raptors became worse this off season changed nothing and lost two role players in Corey Joseph and Demarre Carroll and received C.J Miles…. If you think C.J is going to bail your underachieving out then think again. Also drafted OG Anunoby who may not play this year. I don’t understand the Raptors off season at all.
  6. Charlotte Hornets – With the East being so terrible, I believe the pick up of Dwight Howard for this Hornets teams actually launches them into the playoffs. Plus I think Malik Monk and Kemba Walker are going to be a deadly combo with each other. A center who is going to average over 10rebs a game is going to really help this team.
  7. Atlanta Hawks – Not really much to say. The East is awful this could be a 36 win team in the playoffs.
  8. Philadelphia 76ers – A team of great talent only if they can all stay healthy. They drafted Fultz who can already score like a NBA veteran, the kid is going to light up the stat books. Also could only be a 36-35 win team and make the playoffs and if everything comes together I think they could possibly even steal a couple of games from the 1 seed in the playoffs.

This is a long shot because we are still almost a year away until the playoffs start. Injuries, trades, etc. still will happen between now and then. But on July 12, 2017 this is how I believe the playoffs will look like come April of 2018.

Paul George trying to ruin the Pacers?

Did Paul George try and ruin the Pacers? Many Pacers fans have reason to believe so. Lets date back to early February 2017 when the rumors that in 2018 Paul George was going to sign with the Lakers. These rumors sent all Pacers fans into a panic because now you’re faced with what to believe with these rumors. Was Paul George really going to turn down more money to play in LA? Are these rumors real? Where did they come from? Many of these questions  went through all of the Pacers fans minds and plenty more. So plenty of Paul George trade options start surfacing especially with the Celtics. (the team that had the most to offer) The Pacers front office was then stuck on the fence on what to do because they aren’t sure if the rumors are true just like everyone else. But to stop all rumors Paul George comes out and says that he wants to win in Indy(completely lie to shut up all of the press). The trade deadline finally passes Paul isn’t dealt, leaving the impression to a lot of Pacers fans that Paul George is the man for the future for the Pacers. Fast Forward to April Pacers are now in the playoffs and George plays outstanding against the defending champs(Pacers arguably giving the Cavs the best competition in the playoffs other than the Warriors). After that series Pacers fans seem happy with the decision to not deal George. Jump 2 months to mid June and Paul George comes out and says that he is not resigning with the Pacers in 2018 and plans to sign with the Lakers. (complete cock move by the way) Now after that comment his trade value drops tremendously. Teams are only willing to give role players and no draft picks for George because they see him as a one year rental unless you’re the Lakers. Which the Lakers came out and said that they will give up no young talent for George but would give either Clarkson or Randle and a late first round pick for George. (which would go down as one of the worst trades in NBA history) Boston tried to draw the trade out as long as they could because they preferred Hayward over George and didn’t want to ruin their chances with Hayward. (good decision by them) OKC jumps in and offers the Pacers Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis (no draft picks) for George. Which the Pacers received to mediocre role players(in my opinion) and the Thunder dumped salary to get what some consider a top 10 player in the league. Now in July, Paul George reportedly has the nerve to come out and say “interest in Lakers has “been overstated” could stay with the Thunder” via Bleacher Report Twitter. Does he just want to be the most hated Pacer of all time?

Basically to my point of Paul George trying the ruin the Pacers. Imagine the Pacers getting some real starters and draft picks which is what the value of George was not just one mediocre starter and a unproven bench player for what some consider a top 10 player in the league. Also imagine how terrible Paul Georges legacy in Indy would be if the Pacers improved or even stayed just above .500 because they were given a good trade for him. Do I think Paul George purposely tried to tarnish the Pacers to save his ego/legacy? Yeah, I do believe that. In the order of how he did everything just doesn’t make sense. Did Paul George know the Pacers were going to get snubbed because he claimed himself as a rental? Obviously unless he doesn’t have a brain. Thunder traded for top 10 player in the league and dumped salary with nothing to lose(knowing they aren’t going to beat the Warriors or the Spurs next year). Did I just write a whole conspiracy theory on why Paul George is a asshole? Pretty much.

The Loss of Avery Bradley ruins the Celtics Chance at Finals Appearance.

The Celtics announced Friday that they were trading SG Avery Bradley to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for PF Marcus Morris and a 2nd round pick.

This trade was made to clear cap room for the newly acquired Gordon Hayward, who many believe could help the Celtics get past the Cavs. But, the loss of Avery Bradley diminishes those chances.

Yes, Hayward has more star power and is a better scorer, but Bradley is arguably the best on-ball defender in the NBA. 

When you dive deeper into the numbers you see that Hayward is not much better than Bradley. Hayward averaged 21 points per game last season while shooting 47% as the go to guy on the Jazz. Bradley averaged 16 per game while shooting 46% as the third fiddle behind Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford. Bradley is also a better rebounder and a much better defender.

Then the issue for the Celtics becomes finding someone to fill the other guard position. Hayward could play there, but is better suited to play Forward. Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown could, but the Celtics would be giving up scoring for defense that still isn’t quite on Bradley’s level. 

Make no mistake about it, the Celtics will be good again. But they are giving up more on defense than they will gain on offense, and in the end, it’ll be the same playoffs result as last year.

Hayward to Hit Open Market.

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SALT LAKE CITY– All-Star Forward Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz has informed the team that he will be opting out of his contract and testing the open market. This announcement comes as no surprise due to the rumors that have been circulating that Hayward is Boston bound.
Opting out was the right move financially for Hayward as he was on the books for $16.73 million next year, and in free agency he will no doubt attract a 4 year $130 million max deal after a career year in which he averaged 21.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists.
Here are the top three potential destinations for Hayward.
1. Boston Celtics
The obvious favorite in the Hayward sweepstakes, Boston seems like a perfect fit. They have a team that is only a couple of pieces away from competing with the Cavs and the cap room to offer the max. This would also be a Butler reunion between Hayward and Celtics head coach Brad Stevens.
It is rumored that if the Celtics do land Hayward that they will push for a trade for Paul George as the last piece to dethrone Lebron in the East.
2. Utah Jazz
If Hayward does decline to sign with the Celtics or if the Celtics go after Blake Griffin instead, his next best option is to stay put and re-up with the Jazz on a new max contract. The Jazz won 51 games last year and made it to the second round of the playoffs, retaining their star should be their top offseason priority.
3. Miami Heat
The Heat were a team that almost snuck in the playoffs last year. They have a near elite center in Hassan Whiteside and an emerging Dion Waiters, along with a veteran point guard in Goran Dragic. They have a good batch of role players in Tyler and James Johnson. Hayward could be the piece that could vault Miami into contention in the East.
My Prediction: Boston Celtics
This match is almost too good to be true. The Celtics need another scorer to pair with Isaiah Thomas and Hayward can be that guy. Hayward and Brad Stevens are still very close and talk often. I’ll be extremely surprised if Hayward is wearing a Jersey that doesn’t have a shamrock on it next year.